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Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
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Sophie Taub is the head buyer behind LA-based e-tailer Largo Drive, which stocks a rad mix of Cali cool styles by top-notch labels including For Love & Lemons, LnA, Show Me Your Mumu, Stone Cold Fox, and Wildfox. Last year, the Venice Beach dweller shared her best tips for dressing for Cali's warm winter and now we asked her to name her favorite shop in her laid-back hood.
[Gotta Have It] is the perfect go-to store for all you LA babes. They are my essential stop to find and score everything from Levi's 501s to vintage fur to goods for costume parties. Since changing ownership and redesigning the store two years ago, they have only stepped up their fashion game and made me their most frequent shopper. If you haven't gone, then I suggest you put it on your list.